Tom Gronow, EdD, MHA
COO, University of Colorado Hospital
Dr. Gronow currently serves as the chief operating officer at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Previously, he served as vice president of operations at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA, where he began his healthcare career as an administrative fellow in 2007. Outside of his professional work, Dr. Gronow was a member of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accreditation committee, serving as a commissioner from 2012-2018. He is passionate about healthcare education and serves as a leader for the fellowship and internship programs that are administered through UCH. He is also a board member for Donor Alliance. Dr. Gronow received his doctor of education from George Washington University, master of health administration from the University of South Florida, and a bachelor of science in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He teaches Healthcare Systems for the campus health administration program.
Timothy Harlin, DSc, FACHE
COO/CAO, Denver Health and Hospitality Authority
Dr. Harlin has been with Denver Health since 2013 and serves as both chief operating officer and chief acceleration officer. Prior to joining Denver Health, he was the chief operating officer of the Hennepin Health System in Minneapolis, MN. His professional career started on Wall Street, but for the past 27 years has been focused on systematically improving the delivery of healthcare to patients, and developing future industry leaders. He holds a doctor of science degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a master of business administration in general management from Emory University. Dr. Harlin teaches the health section of Leading Individuals and Teams for the campus health administration program.
Heather A. Haugen, PhD
Dr. Haugen has deep expertise in health information technology and a passion for research and the application of those outcomes to the challenges that currently exist in healthcare. She is the Chief Science Officer for Atos in their Digital Health Solutions division. Prior to her current role, she was the CEO and Managing Director of The Breakaway Group, A Xerox Company. She has served in research, development and information systems leadership roles. Her past roles have led to a unique mix of experience, including conducting rigorous research, leading development efforts based on research outcomes, and leading and developing top-performing teams. She holds a faculty position at the CU Denver-Anschutz Medical Center as the Director of Health Information Technology. Dr. Haugen earned her doctorate in health information technology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, her master of science degree in clinical nutrition from Colorado State University, and her bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Denver. She teaches Management of Health Information Technology in the campus health administration program.
Jeffrey Helton, PhD, CMA, CFE, FHFMA
Dr. Helton is an associate professor of health care management at the Metropolitan University of Denver. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in healthcare management at George Washington University and in health informatics at the University of Texas. The majority of his career has been spent as chief financial officer for several health care systems across the United States, where he led several turnarounds of organizations previously in bankruptcy or receivership. Dr. Helton earned a doctorate of philosophy in public health from the University of Texas, a master of science in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and a bachelor of science in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He currently teaches the health section of Applied Economics for Managers in the campus health administration program.
Donald Jacobs, MS, CPA, CCP
President, Inteck, Inc.
Mr. Jacobs has more than 50 years of information processing experience, the last 40 of which have been in healthcare. He is the founder and owner of Inteck, Inc., a healthcare information technology consulting firm, which began in 1982. Previously, Mr. Jacobs was a partner and the national director of computer services for an international public accounting firm. He was a member of that firm's international healthcare committee. He is the part-time CEO of a hospital in Alaska and has guided them to implement an EHR for their healthcare system. Formerly, he was the corporate director of data processing (CIO) for a multi-hospital organization in Arizona. He teaches Management of Health Information Technology for the campus health administration program.
Pamela Jones, PhD
Dr. Jones provides strategic planning and business development consulting support for integrated health systems and new clinical programs. She has held appointments as a clinical instructor of pediatrics at the CU Denver/Anschutz Medical Center School of Medicine and more recently as assistant professor and executive director of Nursing at the CU Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing. Dr. Jones earned a bachelor of science in health and physical education from Colorado State University, a masters in special studies in applied communication from the University of Denver, and a doctorate of philosophy in public administration with a focus in health policy from the University of Colorado Denver. She teaches the health section of Marketing Dynamics in the 21st Century.
Gregory Piché, JD
Mr. Piché is the founder and owner of Singularity Health Law, PLLC, a healthcare practice firm. Prior to this role he practiced healthcare law at Holland & Hart and a tributary firm and served as leader of the firm's healthcare practice group form more than 20 years. Mr. Piché has managed a wide variety of healthcare legal representation in both counseling and litigation for and on behalf of hospitals, physicians, physician networks, limited license providers, nursing homes, durable medical equipment providers, home health agencies, healthcare service providers, and managed care companies. He is a frequent speaker, author, and expert on legal issues facing healthcare providers. Mr. Piché received his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University and bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Michigan. He teaches the health section of Legal and Ethical Environment of Business for the campus health administration program.
Michael Pugh, MPH
President, MdP Associates, LLC
Mr. Pugh has over thirty years of CEO experience working in hospitals, healthcare systems, managed care organizations, consulting, and healthcare service companies. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on subjects of leadership, governance, strategy, and quality and is an internationally known advisor and consultant to healthcare provider organizations, payer organizations, and government agencies focusing on issues of quality, performance, strategy, and governance. Mr. Pugh holds a bachelor of science in health care administration and a master of public health from Tulane University and is the author of multiple articles and book chapters on quality and governance. He currently teaches Healthcare Quality and Outcomes for the campus health administration program.